I love it how all these Islam-doubters, Islam-haters and ex-Muslims spend so much time talking about Islam, quoting the Qur’an and Hadith, and think that means they know Islam.
Please. All you’re doing is embarrassing yourself, so you might as well save yourself the trouble. Your ignorance is so obvious, nobody’s buying it. You’re just making a fool of yourself. You’re not hurting Islam.
This is because Islam is like an impenetrable fortress that is immune to criticism. Bullets cannot hurt Islam. A nuclear attack could not hurt Islam. Nothing can hurt Islam, because Islam has no central nervous system or nerve endings. Islam feels nothing, and it is indestructible. It is like the T-2000 Terminator model, not the Arnold Schwarzenegger character, the other one that any time you shoot it, it becomes molten metal and simply reconstitutes itself into any form it wants.
Even if every man, woman, and child on earth were to perish in an alien invasion, the aliens would eventually discover Islam and revive it. Criticism slides right off Islam, like it’s made of Teflon (TM). Islam is rubber, and you are glue. Anything you say bad about Islam bounces off Islam and sticks to you.
So yeah, your stupid arguments definitely won’t hurt Islam. But that being said, I still wanted to take the time to write to you and express my opinion, NOT because your comments about Islam are even worth responding to, but because it’s possible that someone else who is ignorant like you might accidentally get persuaded by your baseless lies and accusations. So let me set the record straight.
If you want to criticize Islam, you have to know something about it first. You have to read the Qur’an. Even better is if you study it, with a Shaikh. Even better is if you move to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, or Pakistan, and study it there, so you can really be immersed and transformed by your knowledge of the Qur’an. Those people who do that, they are the ones who can talk.
Don’t feel bad. Even I am not technically qualified to talk about Islam. Yes, I am a Muslim and subhan’Allah I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger, and while I don’t know exactly what Qur’an and Hadith say on all subjects, I do know that whatever is in it is right, and everything that challenges it is wrong.
But I do not have the full knowledge. I have not studied these holy texts like the truly devoted scholars of Islam, and thus I am not as qualified to speak on Islam as the scholars.
I am on a lower level in the organizational chart of Allah’s (swt) vice-regents on earth.
While I cannot speak for Islam, however, someone of my qualifications is able to tell you:
- That you are wrong about Islam
- That your claims about Islam are lacking in factual correctness and accuracy
- That your criticism of Islam is supporting anti-Muslim bigotry, Islamophobia, and Daesh (please do not call them the Islamic State)
- That your obsession with questioning Islam and proving it wrong is probably some kind of mental sickness on your part
In addition, I can also swear at you, because when you criticize Islam, you lose the right to be respected by Muslims. And if all else fails, I can beseech Allah (swt) to deal with you, either by praying that Allah guides you, or reminding you that you will face Allah’s (swt) punishment. That is my role in this situation.
The Shaikhs and learned scholars of fiqh, may Allah bless them and grant them jannat-al-firdous, are the best representatives of Islam because they have studied the word of Allah and the life of His messenger, so you know when they are talking, we should respect it because what they say is coming from the words of Allah Himself.
But you, you should not talk.
Your role is as follows. You should either:
- Learn more about Islam until you see how beautiful it is. And then, when you realize how beautiful Islam is, then we can be friends, and we can show you as an example to the kafirs of someone who didn’t used to believe in Islam but now his heart has been opened to the truth, or;
- Just move on with your life. Go far away where Muslims cannot see or hear you, and don’t talk. In fact, better yet, just disappear into a hole, and don’t come out of your hole until you are ready to be nicer to Islam.
I’m not trying to be unreasonable. You can talk about other things. Just don’t ever speak about Islam in a negative manner, because you don’t know what you’re talking about. Your opinion is somewhere between irrelevant and offensive to me. Please keep it to yourself. Forever.
Let the people who understand- and properly appreciate- Islam explain what Islam is.
Let them explain to the whole world how Islam is true, and peaceful, and Allah’s only true religion for mankind. Let them explain, after you’ve committed yourself to Islam, that a true Muslim submits his will and his intellect completely to the word of Allah in the Qur’an, and the perfect example displayed in the life of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.
Let them use their powers of persuasion to convince you that even if something in Islam does not make sense to you, it is because your own logic is weak, and you must stop thinking and questioning.
Those are the people that can talk about Islam.
That’s not to say a regular Muslim like me cannot talk about Islam- I just can’t speak for Islam. But in fact, it’s highly encouraged for me to talk about Islam, because Islam values my freedom of speech. For example, whenever someone says something about Islam that challenges it, I have complete freedom of speech to say whatever I want to defend it. And when I get a question I cannot answer, I have the complete freedom to either ask a scholar, or to simply read the Qur’an myself, and either find a satisfactory answer, or accept that I am simply ignorant and that some things only Allah knows. Islam grants me these rights, that’s just one tiny example of how amazing it is.
But you should not talk. Please, learn about Islam first, if you want to talk. I hope this makes sense to you. You seem like a reasonable person and I have tried to be reasonable with you. If you’ll just stop talking, then we can both move on with our lives. Thank you so much.